Sebastian Vettel has always been one of the drivers who speaks out his mind and always encourages drivers to do so in order to make a difference in the society. The German is never shy of sending out a message when he feels there is a need to do so. Sometimes his methods can be unconventional, like we saw in the case of the underwear fiasco before the Miami GP.
We can point out umpteen instance where the German has not shied away. At the start of the season, we witnessed an unprecedented situation after Russia declared war on Ukraine. It was pretty clear from the acts of the FIA that the governing body was not brave enough to take a substantial decision. Even during that time, Sebastian Vettel was one of the first ones to stand up against the atrocities after he publicly admitted to not race in Russia even if there was a race.
The world saw yet another example of that in Canada as the 4 time world champion was seen wearing a helmet which read ‘stop mining tar sands’ and ‘Canada’s climate crime’. This came in the wake of Canada exploiting the oil reserves by extracting excess amount of oil from the tar sands which in turn affects the climate. This was a bold decision and the German has had to face the brunt of the politicians from Canada.
Sebastian Vettel hits back after receiving criticism for his acts during the Canadian GP
After his act during the Canadian GP, we saw him being criticized left, right and center. The minister of energy took it a notch up as she responded to Sebastian through a tweet. She said, “I have seen a lot of hypocrisy over the years, but this one takes the cake.”
Sebastian Vettel has had to respond to all the criticism after it became personal. Replying to that, he said, “I am a little bit disappointed that politicians and politics jumps on a personal level because it is not about me.”
“You know, it is not all about me, it is about the bigger picture,” as reported by gpblog.
All the drivers in F1 and all across motorsports should take a lead from Sebastian Vettel and replicate it as we need strong personalities to overcome the evils of the society.